Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Water Mission International

Water Mission 2001 North Charleston SC USA G

Water Missions International

WMI 2001 Charleston SC USA G

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WEDC 1972 Loughborough UK G


1981 London UK F

Waterbirth International

1988 Boca Raton FL USA N


Ottawa ON Canada G


2017 Preverenges Switzerland G


Geneva Switzerland F

WAVE Trust - Worldwide Alternatives to Violence

1996 Croydon UK G

WE Charity

1995 Toronto ON Canada F

WEC International

WEC 1913 Coventry F v

Wellbeing Foundation Africa

ABFA 2004 G f

Wellshare International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N

WELLSTART International

1977 San Clemente CA USA G

Welt der Kinder - a child's world

Welt der Kinder Bregenz Austria N


1962 Bonn Germany G


1981 Amsterdam Netherlands G

WePROTECT Global Alliance

2012 Lisse Netherlands B

West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation

WACPF 2008 Accra Ghana G f

West African Association of Food Science and Technology

WAAFoST 2008 Guelph ON Canada D

West African College of Nursing

WACN 1980 Lagos Nigeria F v

West African College of Physicians

WACP 1976 Lagos Nigeria D

West African Health Organization

WAHO 1987 Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso E g

West African Women's Association

WAWA 1984 Dakar Senegal E

West and Central Africa Human Rights Training Institute

WACAHRI 2004 E j

Western African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

WANASO 1991 Bamako Mali K

Western Pacific Association for Medical Education

WPAME 1988 Singapore Singapore D

WFO - Pan-African Regional Office

1977 Tunis Tunisia K

Wheelchair Sports Worldwide

1998 Aylesbury UK K f

Wherever the Need

WTN 1997 Bath UK G

Whirlwind Wheelchair International

WWI 1989 San Francisco CA USA N

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

WRA Washington DC USA F

WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma

GET 2020 1996 Geneva Switzerland F

WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening

1999 Barcelona Spain K g

WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe

WKC 1996 Kobe Japan K

WHO European Centre for Environment and Health

ECEH Bonn Germany K g

WHO European Healthy Cities Network

WHO Healthy Cities 1988 Copenhagen Denmark E

WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice

Venice Italy K g

WHO Patient Safety

2004 Geneva Switzerland E g

WHO Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network

WHO/REMPAN Geneva Switzerland F

WHO Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities

CEHA 1985 Amman Jordan E g

WHO Regional Office for Africa

AFRO 1952 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville E g

WHO Regional Office for Europe

1951 Copenhagen Denmark E g

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

SEARO 1948 Delhi India E g

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

EMRO 1948 Cairo Egypt E g

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

WPRO 1948 Manila Philippines E g

WHO South-East Asia Region Health Literature, Library and Information Services Network

HELLIS 1980 Delhi India F g

WHO Tobacco Free Initiative

TFI 1980 Geneva Switzerland F g

WHO-HQ Staff Association, Geneva

WHO-HQ SA 1951 Geneva Switzerland E v